March 18, 2019: The S&P 500 closed up 0.4% at 2,833.01. The DJIA closed up 0.3% at 25,913.90. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.3% at 7,714.48.
Monday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. All three of the major exchanges posted solid gains in the session. The DJIA is closing in on 26,000 yet again, and one more positive session could do the trick. Crude oil made a handy gain in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were energy and industrials up 1.4% and 1.0%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and utilities down 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen up 0.9% at $59.02.
Gold was last seen trading flat at $1,303.10.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX) which traded down about 5.5% at $37.99. The stock’s 52-week range is $26.27 to $41.00. Volume was about 18 million compared to the daily average volume of 7.1 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) which rose by about 6% to $191.19. The stock’s 52-week range is $123.00 to $197.86. Volume was 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.3 million.